Budget Meals

Budget Meals are not only wallet friendly but they can be delicious too. Learn how to shop on a budget, substitute expensive ingredients for cheaper ones and everything in between to keep the green in your hand.

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Leftover tomato juice is a mecca of flavoring options just waiting to be tapped into. Don't drain that flavor goodness down your sink; get creative and spice up your meal.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Try these great recipes from the TLC show Inedible to Incredible with Chef John Besh.

If you're torn between shelling out for the luxurious taste of lobster and saving your budget with the more cost-effective crab, you might not have to choose. There are ways to combine the two and serve up a seafood dish your guests will love.

By John Kelly

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Food prices have been steadily rising and it can be a challenge to find food for less than five dollars. Do you know where to look? Explore our gallery and discover where you can find some cheap treats!

You don't have to do all your shopping at a high-priced, organic grocery store to cook healthy meals. What inexpensive ingredients can you make into light fare?

By Debra Ronca

When the economy is in the toilet, there's no money to go out to a restaurant and eat a fine meal. So, you'll have to make gourmet meals at home. What are the chef's secrets?

By Debra Ronca

With so much attention on food these days, many fast food restaurants are responding to consumer demand for healthier options. But some of those options can still be tricky when you're watching your waistline.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Quick meal options are a necessity for today's busy lifestyles and frozen meals are a great way to grab a quick bite. But just because they're fast, doesn't mean they have to be unhealthy.

By Emilie Sennebogen

A dinner for two with salads, an appetizer, two entrees and a modest bottle of wine can get you into triple digits by the time you figure in tax and tip. Why not make it at home for a fraction of the cost?

By Emilie Sennebogen

Food commissaries are often confused with cafeterias. While both offer food, a commissary is typically associated with two very different industries -- the military and the movies.

By Emilie Sennebogen

A more expensive price tag usually indicates higher quality, but this isn't always the case when it comes to food products. So what does make it expensive? Here's the skinny on the price of certain foods.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Knowing how much money to spend on food is tough job for anyone in charge of managing the family budget. Groceries instead of restaurants will save you money, but what are some other ways?

By Emilie Sennebogen